> Last Wednesday, as the Kingston Book Festival slipped into high gear, public relations pro, certified it girl and first-time author Naomi Garrick (looking lovely in the colour purple) hosted a roomful of sisters, girlfriends and other book lovers for the launch of PR Chick’s Mini Guide: 8 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand, a step-by-step do-it-yourself handbook. (Good looking out, Naomi!) The Spanish Court Hotel-hosted ’do drew appearances by Tanya Lee, Carlette DeLeon, Terri-Karelle Reid, Patrice White, Keneea Linton-George, Catherine Goodall, NeahLis McIntosh, the Martin sisters, among several others.
> Elaine Thompson knows she’s been changed. Amazing what a little self-motivation can do. “Before I started to focus on my athletics career I was not motivated. Lack of motivation was a big challenge for me in achieving my goals, but that’s no more,” the sprint phenom and Flair 25 Distinguished Women of Substance honoree confides. “[Now] I have many motivations. My primary motivation right now is to train hard and achieve the desired results.”